Convictions, sentences upheld in killings of four women in Tulsa

Ponca City Now - September 12, 2019 2:25 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld murder convictions and life prison sentences of a 45-year-old man in the killings of four women in a Tulsa apartment.

The court on Thursday rejected appeals by Cedric Poore, who was convicted in the 2013 shooting deaths of 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Powell Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley, and 55-year-old Julie Jackson during a robbery inside Powell’s apartment.

Prosecutors say drugs, money and jewelry were taken from the apartment.

The court rejected claims that included insufficient and improper evidence, illegal search and seizure, and improperly excluded testimony.

Poore’s brother, 38-year-old James Poore, was also convicted in the slayings and sentenced to life in prison. His appeal was rejected by the court in April.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma COVID-19 Report for 4 March 2021

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this advisory, there are 426,641 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Kay...

Senate approves electronic monitoring expansion for nonviolent offenders

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that will help more nonviolent offenders qualify for the...

State Senate bill takes on drug prices

by: Brent Skarky OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma State Senator is taking aim at high prescription...